bigip_profile_udp – Manage UDP profiles on a BIG-IP

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manage UDP profiles on a BIG-IP system. There are many UDP profiles, each with their own adjustments to the standard udp profile. Users of this module should be aware that many of the available options have no module default. Instead, the default is assigned by the BIG-IP system itself which, in most cases, is acceptable.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
datagram_load_balancing
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, specifies the system load balances UDP traffic packet-by-packet.
idle_timeout
string
Specifies the length of time a connection is idle (has no traffic) before the connection is eligible for deletion.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the remote device will choose a default value appropriate for the profile, based on its parent profile.
When a number is specified, indicates the number of seconds the UDP connection can remain idle before the system deletes it.
When indefinite, specifies UDP connections can remain idle indefinitely.
When 0 or immediate, specifies you do not want the UDP connection to remain idle, and it is therefore immediately eligible for deletion.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the profile.
parent
string
Specifies the profile from which this profile inherits settings.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is the system-supplied udp profile.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
provider
dictionary
added in 1.0.0
A dict object containing connection details.
auth_provider
string
Configures the auth provider for to obtain authentication tokens from the remote device.
This option is really used when working with BIG-IQ devices.
no_f5_teem
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If yes, TEEM telemetry data is not sent to F5.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_TEEM.
password
string / required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_PASSWORD.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
timeout
integer
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.
transport
string
    Choices:
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
user
string / required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_USER.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates are not validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures the profile exists.
When absent, ensures the profile is removed.

Notes

Note

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage F5 Networks devices see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/f5.
  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12.
  • The F5 modules only manipulate the running configuration of the F5 product. To ensure that BIG-IP specific configuration persists to disk, be sure to include at least one task that uses the f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_config module to save the running configuration. Refer to the module’s documentation for the correct usage of the module to save your running configuration.

Examples

- name: Create a TCP profile
  bigip_profile_tcp:
    name: foo
    parent: udp
    idle_timeout: 300
    datagram_load_balancing: no
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

The following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
datagram_load_balancing
boolean
changed
The new datagram load balancing setting of the resource.

Sample:
True
idle_timeout
integer
changed
The new idle timeout of the resource.

Sample:
100
parent
string
changed
The new parent of the resource.

Sample:
udp


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)